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Japanese paper made of NEW material 

Japanese paper made of NEW material 

Washi is Japanese traditional paper. The general features of "Washi" is ・Fibers are much longer than Western paper・Tough even if it is thin, relatively long life・Unique texture.※However, depending on the type and application, it cannot be unequivocally stated.Compared to "Western...

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The meaning of Japanese traditional patterns

The meaning of Japanese traditional patterns

In Japan,  there are many kinds of traditional patterns. They are not only beautiful but also they have wonderful meanings! We introduce 3 patterns today. Ichimatsu pattern It is a kind of lattice pattern, and it is a pattern in...

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Do you know KOMODARU?

Do you know KOMODARU?

Komodaru is a wooden barrel designed to transport sake during the Edo period. The taru(wooden barrel part) is wrapped with a straw mat or komo, and then tied with rope. The komo is often used as a “label” of sorts to...

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Bamboo chopsticks and saibashi from Oita prefecture

Bamboo chopsticks and saibashi from Oita prefecture

Ouchi Kogei produces bamboo chopsticks which is located in Hita City, Oita Prefecture.Hita area is located in the west of Fukuoka Prefecture and in the south of Oita Prefecture which forms a basin. The climate is inland and the characteristic temperature...

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New craft combining two technologies

New craft combining two technologies

The product "Moku Neji" series that combines the high performance of industrial products with the soft and warm texture of wood.In Japanese, "Moku" means wood, "Neji" means screw.As the brand name "Mokuneji", wood is subjected to threading technology and combined...

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